Barry Sanders: The Most Exciting Running Back Ever

March 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Barry Sanders is arguably the most exciting running back to ever play the game of football. He was short, stocky, and very hard to tackle.
In 1989 the Detroit Lions drafted Barry Sanders as the No. 3 pick overall. They were a struggling franchise trying to rebuild. Sanders was the man that would bring them out of the hole.
Sanders' first game was against the Arizona Cardinals. Although he didn't play until the fourth quarter, Barry made a good impression.
The very first carry of his career was a slant to the right.  With no open hole, Barry cut back to the left, broke two tackles, and was finally brought down by three Cardinals defenders, only after a 19-yard gain. Three plays later he scored his first touchdown.
After declining to go back into the regular season finale just 10 yards shy of the rushing title, he finished the season second in the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns and won the Rookie of the Year Award. This was the start of a humble 10...

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